Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner

Updated: June 2016

Split System Air Conditioner Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Split Ac Unit Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 Ton 16 SEER dual zone mini-split heat pump system. 18,000 BTU outdoor condensing unit and 9,000 BTU indoor air handlers with remote control. Requires 240V 25A electrical connection required at unit. 10 yr limited warranty.
1 unit$1,434.93$1,674.54
Split Ac Unit Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install split system air conditioner. Mount indoor air handler and cut ducting hole in wall. Install outdoor condenser. Connect and conceal electrical (to existing circuit) connections. Connect, secure and conceal piping. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
14.3 hours$1,191.22$1,735.06
Split Ac Unit Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install split system air conditioner including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 Unit$42.34$48.16

Totals - Cost to Install Split System Air Conditioner - 1 Unit $2,668.49$3,457.76
Average Cost Per Unit  $2,668.49$3,457.76

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Split System Air Conditioner Installation project. For a basic 1 unit project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner ranges between $2,668.49 - $3,457.76 per unit.

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Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of mini split air conditioning system new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Split System Air Conditioner Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Split System Air Conditioner Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Split System Air Conditioner Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner - References

Split System Air Conditioner Installation - Average Cost Per Unit

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Split System Air Conditioner Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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